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Cheryl K. Chumley

Cheryl K. Chumley

Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times' digital aggregation product, Times247. She's also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Cheryl K. Chumley

In this photo taken Dec. 3, 2014, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at Georgetown University in Washington. A still undeclared candidate, Clinton sits atop the prospective field of Democratic presidential candidates for 2016. But as she has said before, if Clinton runs again, she'll work as hard as any underdog. Clinton's 2008 presidential bid stumbled against President Barack Obama, undermined by anti-war activists who opposed her vote to authorize the Iraq war, infighting among her staff and a large entourage in the early states where retail politics matter. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Hillary Clinton taps Obama pollster Joel Benenson

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has turned to former Obama pollster Joel Benenson to join her campaign team — if in fact she does decide to run for president. Published January 7, 2015

From the Islamic State's circulation on social media of photos depicting a so-called "cyclops baby" to its fixation on a Syrian town where the prophecies say the final battle will occur, analysts say the group's leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is tapping mythology to convince his followers that the apocalypse has already begun. (Associated Press)

Islamic State 'in a defensive posture,' Pentagon says

Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said Tuesday the United States is seeing gains in its overseas mission to halt the spread of the Islamic State, claiming the terror group has shifted into a "defensive posture." Published January 7, 2015

A man talks on a mobile phone next to a downtown McDonald's in Hong Kong in this April 2, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)

McDonald's 100-plus Venezuelan franchises run dry of french fries

The more than 100 McDonald's fast-food franchises that operate in socialist Venezuela have run out of potatoes — meaning, no more french fry sides — and are instead offering customers the option to buy a deep-fried arepa flatbread, or a yuca, a starchy national staple. Published January 6, 2015

From the Islamic State's circulation on social media of photos depicting a so-called "cyclops baby" to its fixation on a Syrian town where the prophecies say the final battle will occur, analysts say the group's leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is tapping mythology to convince his followers that the apocalypse has already begun. (Associated Press)

Islamic State 'emir' known for beheadings found dead, decapitated

A leading Islamic State authority who served as the head of the terror group's so-called police force — and who counted among his duties the oversight of beheadings — has now himself been found beheaded, with a cigarette stuffed in his mouth. Published January 6, 2015

California state Sen. Tom McClintock (left) and former U.S. Rep. Doug Ose debate at radio station KFBK in Sacramento as they run for the GOP nomination for California's 4th Congressional District. Mr. Ose is holding notes that he claims show Mr. McClintock is soft on illegal immigration. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

West Virginian sues House for $200K over dog bite in lawmaker's office

A West Virginian woman who visited the U.S. Capitol two years ago to meet with a representative — and who was bitten by a staffer's dog, named Who Dey, while waiting — has now launched a lawsuit against the House of Representatives for the pain and suffering she's since experienced. Published January 6, 2015

Former President Bill Clinton speaks Dec. 4, 2014, in Little Rock, Ark. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Bill Clinton's name found 21 times in sex offender Jeffrey Epstein's directory

Lawyers sifting through documents related to the case of Jeffrey Epstein, the wealthy sex offender accused of pimping out an underage girl to Britain's Prince Andrew, stumbled across an interesting finding among the filings: 21 email and telephone contacts for former President Bill Clinton and his personal aide, Doug Band. Published January 6, 2015